Nick is a cloud computing thought leader, strategist, architect, and speaker. Nick has led the design and deployment of both public and private clouds for startups as well as established corporations. Nick has experience across a wide variety of industries, technologies, and a track record of on-time and on-budget global cloud projects delivery. He adopts a pragmatic approach to complex problems and develops solutions that are closely aligned with business requirements. Nick is an expert in aligning public cloud technologies with business strategic goals to maximize profits, optimize costs, and lower organizational risk through winning cloud strategy and architecture. Nick can draw on Visio and read a balance sheet. He is a 1-part executive, 1-part architect, 1-part entrepreneur, 2-parts geek and 3-parts family man! Nick lives in the UK with his wife and daughter.